Hyderabad: The Andhra Pradesh Cabinet approved the cancellation of the Polavaram Hydel Power project contract with Navayuga Engineering Company worth Rs 3,216.11 crore. In the reverse tendering process, the government has called for new tenders. The Cabinet also approved the recovery of the advance amounts given to the contractor.
Meanwhile, the AP Cabinet has approved the extension of the ban on Maoists for one more year. It also approved the decision to increase the salaries of ASHA workers from Rs 3,000 to Rs 10,000. Salary of ASHA workers was last increased in 2018 from Rs 1,500 to Rs 3,000 by the previous government.
The Andhra Cabinet also approved the decision to withdraw 412.5 acres of land allotted to Machilipatnam Port Private Limited as they have not yet started work and have not paid rent for the land.